Teaching Resume

​Elena is ProTrack Manager and Head of Physical Theater at The New England Center for Circus Arts at The New England Center for Circus Arts in Brattleboro, T. She is on the faculty of The Studio Theater Acting Conservatory and is an Arts Integration Specialist with Wolf Trap Early Learning Through Arts. She has taught body-based theater for over 25 years.

Elena is a graduate of Giovanni Fusetti's movement theater pedagogical training in Boulder, CO and has apprenticed at his school, Helikos International School of Theatre Creation, in Florence, Italy.

University Level​

  • ​Maryland Institute College of Art—Master Classes: Presence Through Focus and Acting for Animators​

  • Seminole Community College—Master Class: Playing with Polarities​

  • Ambrose University—Co-taught Master Class with Heather Henson: The Elements and Puppetry​

  • University of Central Florida—Co-Taught Master Class with Heather Henson, and Lecoq Technique​

  • Rollins College—Visiting Professor of Theater: Neutral Mask​

  • Stetson University—Master Classes: Neutral Mask​

  • Gettysburg College—Master Class: Lecoq Technique​

  • Oberlin College—Master Classes: Lecoq Technique and Improvisation​

 

Adult Classes

  • The Studio Theatre (DC)—Movement for the Actor

  • Cirque du Soleil Artist Workshops (Belgium, DC)—Connection = Creation​

  • Everyman Theater (MD)—Power Play

  • Big Apple Circus Clown Care Continuing Ed ​(DC)—Professional workshop for advanced clowns: Power Play​

  • Terminal Circus (HI)—Power Play for Circus Performers and Drag Queens​

  • Red Nose Action Workshop (Norway)—​Private coaching for advanced performers​

  • Presence through Focus (FL)—Cultivating the Art of Presence​

  • Orlando Shakespeare Festival (FL)—Clowning​

  • Cirque du Soleil (FL)—Private Character Coaching

  • Womens’ Clown Festival (Andora La Vella)—Spacial Sensitivity for the Stage​

  • Footworks Dance (MD)—Clown for Dancers​

  • Mad Cow Theater (FL)—Clowning, Physicality Coaching​

  • Disney (FL)—Acting  for Animators

  • Elderhostel (FL)—The History of Cirque du Soleil​

  • Numerous self-produced classes (FL, MD)—Clown, Improvisation, Mime, Playing with Polarities, and Power Play

 

​Children and Teens

  • Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts (DMV)—Arts Integration Specialist

  • Chopticon High School (MD)—Artist in Residence, 2016-2017

  • The Studio Theatre, Young Actors' Conservatory (DC)—Acting and Improvisation

  • Traveling Players Ensemble (VA)—Director "Atum's Eye", Camp Counselor 

  • Washington Waldorf School (MD)—Tenth Grade Drama

  • Shannon Dunne Camp (MD)—Visiting Artist, Circus Camp​

  • Michael Rosman Circus Camp (MD)—Clowning

  • Rudolf Steiner Institute (MA)—Devised Theater, Shadow Theater

  • Spotlighter’s Theater (MD)—Clowning for Teens​

  • Orlando Shakespeare Festival Youth Company (FL)—Lecoq Technique​

  • Central Florida Ballet (FL)—Clown, Improvisation​

  • Mad Cow Theatre (FL)—Improv for Teens​

  • Bolles School (FL)—Clowning

  • Valley Mill Camp (MD)—Lecoq Technique

  • Interact Story Theater (MD)—Acting​